Usher's former stepson, Kile Glover, reportedly dies after being taken off life support
Usher's former stepson Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of his ex-wife Tameka Foster, has died, according to reports.
Glover died after being taken off life support, People magazine reported on July 21. The magazine's report does not mention the date or time of his death. The 11-year-old had been involved in a Jet Ski accident in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6.
Glover, seen in the photo above on the right, and a 15-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, were riding on an inner tube that was being pulled by a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier. Jeffrey S. Hubbard, a family friend on a jet ski, collided with the tube and "went over the top of them," a Georgia Department of Natural Resources official told ABC News.
An official also told ABC News that a department ranger witnessed the incident and jumped in the water to help Glover, who was hit in the head and was unresponsive at the scene, and the girl, who was found face down. The two were airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.
According to the People magazine report, Glover had been declared brain dead within days of the accident. The 15-year-old girl suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident is currently being investigated by local authorities. TMZ was the first to report Glover's death.
"We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time," Glover's said in a statement to CNN on July 11. "We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it's the best way we can all support him now."
Foster, who Tweets under the name @TamekaRyamond, posted a photo of her son on July 20.
On July 14 she Tweeted, " #Pray4Kile."
Usher and Raymond divorced in 2009. The two are involved in a a bitter custody dispute over the former couple's two children, 4-year-old Usher Raymond V and 3-year-old Naviyd Ely.
Pictured below: Usher and Kile Glover, then 7 years old, pose with the Simpsons during a Fourth of July weekend visit to Universal Orlando Resort on Saturday, July 5, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. (Credit: AP Photo / Universal Orlando, Matt Stroshane)